Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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Jared Shelly
It's 4:15 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and middleweight boxing contender Kassim Ouma is already drenched in sweat. As he leans back on a workout bench, his fitness coach -- Jeff Goldstein -- throws him a medicine ball, which the boxer catches over his head. Ouma grunts as he throws it back, completing yet another repetition in a virtually countless...
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Jared Shelly
While playing a game of soccer, Alex Leff, 13, makes sure as he runs up and down the field that he stays close beside Grant Talley 11, who has a form of autism. Leff helped Talley to understand the rules and encouraged him to be an enthusiastic and aggressive player. At one point, Grant even dribbled the ball down the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When Igamal Ayali lined up at forward during a recent basketball game in Philadelphia, the 17-year-old Israeli concentrated on shooting with perfect form. He thought about muscling his way into a better position for rebounds. He focused on different ways to defend his opponent. But perhaps the last thing on his mind was his small village near Nahariya. He and...
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Playing in her first game as a member of the University of Pennsylvania's women's soccer team, Tracy Bienenfeld had to be happy to see women -- and not men -- competing against her. For the previous four years, she was the only female on Lower Moreland High School's boys team, a daunting task for a girl who measured in at...
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<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At 5 feet 3 inches tall, Sara Schiffman almost never overpowered her opponents on the tennis court. Nor did she have the fastest serve or the biggest groundstrokes, but the former University of Pennsylvania standout often called upon her mental toughness, fitness and just plain persistence to overcome -- or at least push to the limits -- opponents with...
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